Be Careful What You Wish For... It Might Come True

June 26, 2013 ||

Remember that post I wrote a few weeks ago about how I was feeling stuck and how I was ready for a change??

Well, big changes have occurred since then!

The photo above was taken on my trip to France in May. I literally wished for freedom as that photo was taken.

Two weeks after I wrote that post and one month after I made that wish, I was laid off from my part-time bookkeeping job, where I had been employed for the past seven years. Leaving that job behind was inevitable, and honestly, I needed that push — because leaving wasn’t something I could do myself.

I didn’t want to give up the income because it still allowed me the freedom to travel whenever I wanted. But deep down, bookkeeping wasn’t what I wanted to be doing — not even part-time.

It was a bit of a shock at first, but I quickly adapted. Instead of feeling sorry for myself, I knew it was a necessary step in my life — a new chapter for me to write.

When I feel challenged, I thrive. When things feel too easy, I get lazy — which is what started happening in my life and why I craved a change.

I have always believed that everything happens for a reason. Sometimes you need to eliminate a fallback, in order to do your best work.

I’m excited to see what the future holds.

I’m not ready to share all of the details about what comes next for me, but I will keep everyone posted as I transition into new ways of keeping this dream alive.

By Christy Woodrow

Christy Woodrow is a travel photographer and professional blogger based in San Diego. She has been traveling around the world with her partner in crime, Scott, since 2006. Join them in their quest to find off-the-beaten-path destinations by signing up for weekly emails and following her on



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